Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First Attempt at ATC's

I mentioned in another post that I have joined a beginners ATC swap. Here is my rendering!

The pic is of the two ATC's I made and the little card to the right is the inspiration. There is a little story that goes along with this card. And, I'm going to tell that story:
This past Saturday I cooked a B-day dinner for my mom and ex-mother-in-law. Mother handed me this little clear plastic bag full of paper goodies. It was the cards that were given with the gifts when I was born. I have to remind you, I'll be 49 in April. These cards are in very good shape and have some very cute "vintage" pics. Wait...they can't be vintage...I'm only 48! Any way, I scanned the card and cut out the cute little rain baby and used ink and alcohol in a spritzer on photo paper. I added the rainbow ribbon and some crystal stickles for raindrops.

Rainbowbaby 1of2 and 2of2 - These will be valuable when I die!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Joined an ATC swap on Swap-bot.com. This will be the first ATC I've made. Good thing it's a beginner swap. Hopefully it won't look too amateurish. I got to thinking...where can I put all this stuff I'm getting in trades? They are all stuck up in the window above the computer now. I had also ran across this old International Coffee's tin that Billy was going to throw away and I decided to decorate it and put in the ATC's I get.

Here is the before:

And, here is the after:

I used scrap paper and ribbon too! Buttons have never been used but were not purchased solely for the use in the making of this tin (disclosure!).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blog Candy

And the winner is.... STACEY!

My blog is no big deal but, I wanted to see what kind of response I could get by offering a free giveaway! I've ended up with some duplicate Tim Holtz idea-ology Grundgeboard that I want to giveaway! It's called stripes elements and the are 94 shapes! Leave me a comment by 02-28-09 and I'll draw a random number and post on March 1st!

Here is a picture of the Grundgeboard!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Inspiration...or lack of it!

I am completely uninspired! I want to make cards and scrapbook pages but, I can't make myself. I think I'm just waiting for the companion ship of a crop! I've even been thinking of joining a crop in Corsicana at the scrapbooking store there. I just can't wait until March 7th! The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie is having a Cricut Class on Saturday, 02-28. I just might try that. I'll see if I can drag another cropper over there with me. Oh! I won more blog candy at http://inkastamps.blogspot.com/ go over there and check it out!

Well...I've gotten about three or four new scrapbooking magizines I haven't looked at...I think I'll go curl up and check them out!

Ya'll go out there and CROP!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy, but fun, Swap!

I joined this "payback" swap not really knowing what to do. You can see below what I sent...boring! I was trying to play it safe. You never know! But when I got my stuff! Man-O-Man! I was so excited and ready to create, it took me under an hour to make the page. When I opened the package and saw a feather and silver "disco" material...I knew I had to make a Prom/Dance themed page layout!

Here is what I got - Minus the lavender cardstock! (I kinda forgot to take a picture of what I got before I started stickin' it to the cardstock! I told you I was excited!)

Here is what I made!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Getting ready for another swap!

I joined a swap called Payback Swap - the object of the swap is to gather items and send them to your partner. Your partner will take the items and make something from them and send them back. Here is what I am sending my partner. Luckily the partner I send to like Stampin'Up stuff and that's all I'm sending except the lacy border is from a Martha Stewart punch.

I Love getting Snail Mail!

What a wonderful day to pick up the mail! Usually, Billy gets home first and picks it up. But, today was my special day! I opened the box to find my mail order swim suit and two swaps!

The first to be opened was the Prom Picture Swap! This was really fun! You sent your partners a picture of you and your prom or dance date along with a little description of the event.

Mine was more than I could have imagined. Four pictures of couples. One was my swap partner and her date, another was her husband and his date. The third was their son and his date and finally my partner's husbands grandparents. A picture from 1905. I think it may have been their wedding picture. There is a bouquet in the picture. She also sent two lovely ATC's. All-in-all, this was a wonderfully fun swap!

The next envelope was from the Lottery ticket swap! This swap was started by my daughter! The idea of this swap was to send your partner an un-scratched lottery ticket! Guess what? The ticket sent to me was a $30 winner! Look! Three strawberries in a row. On a row that ends with $30.00! Yippee!

I love Swap-Bot!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

C dotee doll face

Well! I think I'm getting the hang of this dotee doll thing! I've been to countless craft stores looking for supplies and even searching the internet. Too bad I haven't been able to find some skill! So, I just finished the face on my C dotee. Here it is.